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Old 04-24-2008, 04:37 AM - Thread Starter
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I've been running my own PVR for years now, recording standard definition DVB-T in the UK on a box based on WinXP and GBPVR. Basically, I need advice as to what CPU I should be upgrading to to do what I do now but with high def DVB streams. What CPU should I be looking at to put in my box that will allow me to record two high def DVB streams and watch a third, all at the same time? I currently use an underclocked Athlon XP-M@1.6GHz to do this with standard def streams.
I will of course also be getting a new mobo, RAM, and probably DVB cards if it turns out my Hauppauge PVR-250s won't handle it.
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:25 PM
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Really any commonly available dual core CPU should be plenty fast to do what you want as long as the tuner cards you install have on board hardware MPEG encoders.

I recommend one of the Hauppauge cards.

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